The Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) will offer an estimated $24.5 million to minority-serving institutions to help foster a sustainable and diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce pipeline within the office.
EM released the funding opportunity announcement, which will result in multiple financial assistance awards for its Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program, on April 27. Initial concept papers for the FOA, number DE-FOA-0002820, are due May 30.
Workforce development: Awards resulting from the FOA will focus on enhancing STEM programs within minority-serving institutions. According to EM, the awards will also aid in promoting the development of a nationally engaged scientific and engineering workforce that will lead to future career pathways in the DOE-EM complex for underrepresented groups.
Financial assistance awards will have periods of performance ranging from 12 to 36 months.